Peter Katt

Casual, Expressive, Instructive, Storyteller

Voice Description

Casual, Conversational, Guy-Next-Door
Confident, Expressive, Instructive, Businesslike
Storyteller (Keilloresque), Quirky

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Non-Regional American, posh, working-class, nerd, emotionless android, animals of various species (I've portrayed wolves, lions, badgers, ferrets, otters, a female vixen executioner and a 6-foot chicken-like alien)

My Voice Experience

"Well, it all began at a 1000-watt radio station in Sandy Creek, New York..." -- but I got better. Actually, I got out of radio quite some time ago, and ended up on the production crew for a local TV station where I worked various positions, including running audio for live newscasts, specials and remotes.

I performed in community theatre until I was put on the evening shift. I still got the chance to act occasionally when the station did a silly late-night bad-movie show, and the host would enlist crew members to take part in comedy skits.

After getting VO coaching and having a demo produced in 2004, I began working on an occasional, part-time basis for people I knew, as well as pro-bono projects for Librivox and others, then started to get regular paid work doing story narrations for the Anthropomorphic Dreams podcast. I've also done character roles for audio dramas produced by Pendant Productions, Broken Sea Audio, Misfits Audio and others.

After my position was eliminated at the TV station in 2009, I've become a full-time freelancer for voiceover and audio production.

My Training

B.S. Public Communications (TV-Radio), Syracuse University Newhouse School
In-person training with Creative Voice Development Group, Schenectady NY
Teleseminar with Harlan Hogan and Dan O'Day
In-studio workshop/demo with Don Morrow, Danbury CT
Lots of reading, practice and feedback from peers

My Studio Equipment

Microphones: MXL V87 condenser, Electro-Voice RE20 dynamic
Preamp: DBX-286A
Interface: Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini
Computer: Macintosh
Software: Digidesign Pro Tools LE

Additional Skills

I have experience editing audio, not only to clean up and patch voice tracks (down to replacing syllables), but also processing and adding sound effects and music.

I've also done technical/instructional writing -- how-tos for equipment and procedures at the TV station, informational handouts for a social convention I help to run.

I love BBC Radio comedy and "A Prairie Home Companion" and podcasts like "Bell's in the Batfry" and "Griddlecakes Radio." There's a certain intimacy to the craft of storytelling by audio that appeals to me.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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